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The Fine Arts Fiesta in Downtown Wilkes-Barre

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Hey, internet! If you’ ve been following my NEPA Arts & Crafts series, you know that the Fine Arts Fiesta in downtown Wilkes-Barre started yesterday and will continue until the 20th!

Today I managed to travel to the Wilkes-Barre public square with a very reluctant boyfriend and our best friend, Kt, and check out all the action!

Wilkes-Barre hosts an array of many different artists, from painters to jewelry-makers, carpenters to photographers. The city is so incredibly diverse, you never know who or what you’re going to see next.

Me, I was clunking around in my new red high heels, and by the time we made it from our car to the square my feet were just killing me. I was too distracted by my newfound foot pain to remember to take any pictures! I have many things to learn yet about walking in heels.

Someone was snapping photos, however, and my friends told me that while I wasn’t looking one of the local photographers got a shot of my back tattoo without my permission, so I’ll be scouring the internet to see where I turn up.

One great thing about the fiesta is the amalgamation of different cultures and the wide variety of snack foods these ethnic groups bring to the table. If you’re not into carnival food, there are wonderful restaurants in the surrounding area serving Thai, Japanese, Italian, Mexican and American palates.

If you haven’t stopped by the Fine Arts Fiesta in downtown Wilkes-Barre, remember you have until May 20th to see all these inspiring, creative vendors local to the NEPA region! So what are you waiting for?

This is the local arts & crafts event I’ve been waiting for all year! What events do you love to attend in the Spring and Summer? What makes creative types come together in your area?

NEPA Arts & Crafts – May 2012

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Happy May Day, folks! If you’re from Northeastern Pennsylvania or are going to be passing through this month, you’ll want to check out this ridiculously extensive list of arts and crafts events in the area! This list includes not only craft shows, but any events that feature arts and crafts, handmade goods, and even some flea markets! As always, if you’re hosting an event(or are aware of one) that falls into any of these categories but is not included below, feel free to send me an email with the name, location, dates, and time of your event(plus your event’s website, if applicable), and I’ll be sure to get it posted as soon as possible! Here we go…

3/23 — 5/20 NEPA Crafters Unite @ The Laurel Mall, Hazleton, PA
5/05               Danville Spring Fling @ Downtown Danville, PA
5/05               Spring Craft Show @ Elkland Fire Hall, Elkland, PA
5/05               Flea Market & Collectibles Show @ LCCC, Nanticoke, PA
5/05               Community Yard Sale @ Dansbury Depot, East Stroudsburg, PA
5/05 —           Pocono Mountain’s Biggest Yard Sale @ Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Mount Pocono, PA
5/05 — 5/06 Athens Artsfest @ Harlan Rowe Jr. High School, Athens, PA
5/05 — 5/06 Cherry Blossom Festival @ Just off Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, PA
5/05 — 5/06 Jim Thorpe Art Weekend @ Jim Thorpe, PA
5/06               Spring Craft Show @ Hometown Farmer’s Market, Tamaqua, PA
5/12                Crime Watch Spring Arts & Crafts Show @ 4th & B Street Park, Girardville, PA
5/12                Damascus Community Craft Fair @ Damascus Community Hall, Milanville, PA
5/12                Craft Show & Antique Appraisal  @ North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA
5/12               ‘Tis a Spring Thing Craft Fair @ Troy Intermediate School, Troy, PA
5/17 — 5/20  Fine Arts Fiesta @ Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA
5/19               Treasures of the Earth @ St. Josephs Oblates Seminary, Yatesville, PA
5/19 — 5/20 Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration @ Josiah White Park, Jim Thorpe, PA
5/19 — 5/20  Craft Fair @ The Fun Station, Gouldsboro, PA
5/26               Craft Show & Flea Market @ The Music Box Playhouse, Swoyersville, PA
5/26 — 5/27 Celtic Festival @ Shawnee Mountain, PA
Daily –           Merchant’s Village Indoor Market @ The old Wal-Mart, Pittston, PA

Resources:
http://www.pavendors.com/events
http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=PA
http://www.eventlister.com
http://scranton.craigslist.org
http://www.fairsandfestivals.net

Thanks for coming, Northeastern PA!